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PILE DRIVER FX 8350 NB AND HT LINK SPEED WHICH MUST BE HIGHER

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December 5, 2012 8:57:56 AM

PLZ i have pile driver fx 8350, 890fxa-gd 70 and 16gb 1600mhz of ram. my bios state that north bridge must be greater or equal than HT link or FSB speed. but with this my NB cant move above 2200 even if i increase it to 2400 or 2600 in bios it still read it as 2200 on windows but my HT link speed or FSB frequency can increase to 2600 MHz sometime my NB and HT speed readings are the same even if my NB speed is at 2800 MHz whiles my HT link speed is at 2300 MHz. on windows both HT OR FSB SPEED AND NB SPEED READ AT 2300. I WANT TO KNOW WHICH ONE SHOULD BE HIGHER. AMD CUSTOMER SUPPORT SAID HT OR FSB SPEED SHOULD BE HIGHER THAN NB SPEED? IT'S TRUE! I WANT TO KNOW IF THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH THE MOBO OR CPU. I HAVE THE LATEST BIOS FROM MSI 1G1
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December 5, 2012 9:02:23 AM

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December 5, 2012 10:07:33 AM


Your IMC/NB speed should be higher than your HT Link speed. If you are worried in some fashion you may drop your HT Link multiplier.

The IMC/NB and HT Link speed are each a product of the system clock (or, *FSB*) --- as is your CPU speed. The stock system clock is 200MHz

CPU = 20 x 200MHz (turbo = 21x200MHz)
IMC/NB = 11 x 200Mhz
HT Link = 10 x 200MHz



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January 24, 2014 2:30:18 PM

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Your IMC/NB speed should be higher than your HT Link speed. If you are worried in some fashion you may drop your HT Link multiplier.

The IMC/NB and HT Link speed are each a product of the system clock (or, *FSB*) --- as is your CPU speed. The stock system clock is 200MHz

CPU = 20 x 200MHz (turbo = 21x200MHz)
IMC/NB = 11 x 200Mhz
HT Link = 10 x 200MHz

the phenom cpu's were the last to require at least 3x the DRAM frequency for the NB frequency.
all the fx cpu's only require 2x. also it is completely normal to have have the HT link speed higher than
the NB frequency. so no worries there. slso not to mention maximum operating temp is around 80c not 60 or 65

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